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Rated R · 93 min. · 2013

Comedy, Horror

With both Scary Movie 5 and the Marlon Wayans vehicle A Haunted House making brief runs in theaters earlier this year (before getting shipped off to DVD shelves and video-on-demand sites), audiences may not be in the mood for yet another horror movie parody—especially considering actual horror movies The Conjuring and You're Next are currently in theaters, legitimately scaring the hell out of people.

Cult comedy fans will most likely be the ones checking out Hell Baby. As you can probably tell from the title, a satanic infant is involved with this. It gets inside the belly of an expecting mom (Leslie Bibb) once she and her husband (Rob Corddry) move inside a demonic fixer-upper in New Orleans.

Unlike the aforementioned thriller takeoffs, Hell Baby eschews making fun of the most recent fright fests—which will help the movie from looking dated in two years' time—in favor of taking shots at more traditional, clichéd, horror-movie tropes. Basically, the movie is a series of hit-or-miss gags with the cast of familiar-faced, sketch-comedy players (Keegan-Michael Key, Riki Lindhome, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel), ad-libbing their way through the gory absurdity of it all.

See our full review: <i>Hell Baby</i>, a comedy about satanic offspring

Hell Baby, a comedy about satanic offspring

While not a lot of Hell Baby works, it does seem destined to be an acquired-taste howler for people who recognize how ridiculous horror movies can be—and, of course, stoners. »

Official Site: hellbaby-movie.com
Director: Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon
Writer: Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon
Cast: Leslie Bibb, Thomas Lennon, Rob Corddry, Paul Scheer, Riki Lindhome, Keegan Michael Key, Rob Huebel, Michael Ian Black and Robert Ben Garant

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